Wärtsilä will supply the engineering and equipment for the new Arun power plant under construction in Indonesia. The power plant will be utilised to handle the increasingly fluctuating power demand in the Aceh Special District in northern Sumatra. The project is being handled on a fast-track basis, and the plant is scheduled to be handed over and in full operation in March 2015.
The order has been placed by PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk., who is building the plant on behalf of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state utility company. The power will be generated by a total of 19 Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The electricity produced will be used to stabilise the grid in Aceh Special District. The power plant will also strengthen the district’s electricity system, ensuring a reliable electricity supply during peak loads.
Wärtsilä in Indonesia
This is the second contract that Wärtsilä Power Plants has received from Indonesia this year. The first was for a 155 MW gas engine based peaking plant owned by PT PLN. Wärtsilä will supply 16 Wärtsilä 34SG engines to the plant, which will be located in Bangkanai in Central Kalimantan. It is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2014 and will produce electricity to the Kalimantan grid.